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butichess vs. dylzim and Dylan's Tunnel Vision

Jul 7, 2016, 12:17 AM 1
The main lesson for me in this particular game (and in a number of games I'm going to look at to follow) is to look before I leap. I have a tendency, it seems, to get wrapped up in arcane calculations and miss the blunders that are actively smacking me in the face. I know the answers to this:
  • Take my time.
  • Use a checklist.
  • Take my time.
  • Sit on my goddamn hands.
  • Look over that checklist again.
  • Take my time.

...I've known them for ages. I have a difficult time putting it into practice. I have high hopes that publicly excoriating myself for these boneheaded errors will push me towards better internalizing the error and working towards correcting it.

As for this blog in general, I'm going to start using it to evaluate my games, one at a time, ideally as they finish. There's not a lot to add to this one. Anything after the analysis given would have been a personal fantasy, but I expect I could have been a slightly more robust speedbump for butichess than I managed. I would say next time, except as tournaments do this had two games, and my second game against butichess was not a heck of a lot better.

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